NSW Public Schools State Drama Camp

How to be Involved

The State Drama Camp is open for Year 11 Drama students who attend a NSW Public School and their teachers. This camp is fully catered with a healthy menu and accommodation is in modern heated carpeted cabins/rooms.

State Drama Camp 2019 will be held from Sunday 30th June - Thursday 4th July. 

Applications will open mid 2019


Camp12018 Camp Details:

  Dates:   Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2018 (inclusive)
  Venue:  Elanora Conference Centre
  Cost*:    $550.00 Metro students OR $450.00 R&R students

How to Apply:
To apply for the 2018 State Drama Camp, interested students and teachers should complete the appropriate application forms below.
• Student Application Form applications are now CLOSED
• Teacher Application Form CLOSED  


Student Eligibility:Camp 2
Talented Year 11 Drama students who are currently studying drama at school, who have not attended a State Drama Camp previously and need to extend their skills through a series of intensive workshops.
• This camp is not for students who are seeking their first experience in drama.
• Please note that numbers at camp are strictly limited. No more than SIX students per school will be given entry into the camp.
• Nominations for this camp will exceed places. Do not anticipate acceptance until you have had an email from The Arts Unit confirming your place.
• Preference will be given to staff members who are currently teaching the drama Preliminary & HSC Courses.

Workshops Synopses & Tutor Biographies:
Click on the link to find out about the Workshops Choices and Tutors Biographies.

Camp Activities:
The program will cover all major aspects of drama and will include workshop sessions by tutors from the Performing Arts Industry.
These drama sessions includes workshops in Set Design, Costume Design, Scriptwriting, Individual Performance, Circus, Physical Theatre/Devising, Script Interpretation Advanced Acting Skills, Voice & Accents.
The emphasis is on active involvement, development of skills and enjoyment.
A performance of "The Stones" by Zeal Theatre will be perfomed after dinner on Sunday 1 July 2018.
Students will attend "Bliss" at the Belvoir Theatre on Tuesday 3 July 2018.

*Please Note:
• The cost does not include student travel to and from the camp. All prices include GST.
 Please do not send payment until you have received notification of acceptance.
• Once payment has been made, there will be no refunds given due to student illness or misadventure.
• No refunds will be given to participants who withdraw from the camp within SEVEN days of commencement.
• Cash will not be accepted.

Participation Subsidy - Rural & Remote Schools

As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education and Communities' Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a Participation Subsidy of $100 to students from rural and remote schools to attend the State Drama Camp. Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the Participation Subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Eligible students will be notified of their subsidy with the Acceptance Package.

Further Information

Further enquiries relating to the State Drama Camp should be directed to drama.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 8512 1175.

The Arts Unit Website & Facebook Page:
To stay up-to-date with student and teacher Drama opportunities provided by The Arts Unit, check the website regularly and follow our Facebook page for program updates, events, new Arts Unit Learning Hub resources and opportunities www.facebook.com/TheArtsUnit.